One of my co-workers was a guest at my Stampin’ Up party. She followed me into the kitchen as I went to get her a drink, and immediately zoned in on the kitchen counter. “Why do you have a Mr. Potato Head on your counter”?

I replied, “Why? Where do you keep your Mr. Potato Head?”

Mr. Potato Head

I bought Mr. Potato Head for an art project I had in mind. So far, I haven’t tried to get it out of my mind and onto paper. Not getting things done reminds me that I need to assess my progress on my New Year’s goals. Sigh.


1. Cut credit card debt by half.

Well, the biopsies on Thelma cost $1800 after insurance paid their share. And Gypsy Blue needs front and rear brakes, to the tune of $800. So far this goal has been what they call an epic fail.

2. Continue decluttering and blogging.

I’ve been continuing to declutter and blog, but not at the pace I’d like. I have to give myself a passing grade on this one, and continue to try to improve.

3. Continue to cook, and eat well.

This has been hit and miss. If I cook on the weekend, I eat pretty well during the week. If I don’t cook, I’m much more likely to eat like crap for most of the week. I need to do more menu planning to make sure I have an idea of what I want to cook, and have the ingredients purchased before the weekend.

4. Take a photography course.

Not yet.

5. Take a tech writing course.

Not yet.

6. Learn Tai Chi.

I signed up for a Tai Chi class. I paid for a Tai Chi class. I did not attend a single Tai Chi class. Another epic fail.

Three-and-a-half months into the year, and still a loooooong way to go!

Stay tuned…